Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, you need information, education and solutions. This section of blogs is written about cloud computing based on the products offered by ScanSource, Inc. and the vertical markets we sell into. Get news and analysis of the data center industry, cloud computing, the private cloud, energy efficient IT and Internet infrastructure.

Innovation is “Hot” Again with Communications APIs

by Jeremy Burton March 28, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Alan Percy One of my first jobs as a software developer in telecommunications was writing an automated hotel wake-up application based on TDM voice boards using an ancient API.  Who knew that nearly 30 years later, applications and APIs would still be a huge catalyst of innovation?   If the last few months can be […]

What Stood Out At Channel Partners 2016

by Andrew Runion March 23, 2016 Business

As we come back to reality and check our bank accounts, I want to look back at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference this past week in Las Vegas. With all the past conferences that have taken place, what stood out this year? One thing you couldn’t help but notice was the plethora of basketball goals. […]

Flexible Application Creation

by Jeremy Burton March 23, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi You may have heard that we’ve just entered a new business territory. Over the past few years, we’ve gotten requests from customers to help them build their applications. And we got more. And more.  And more.  So, that’s how it all started. We’re not only enabling applications now, but also building them. […]

Intermedia and Sonus for SIP Trunking

by Philip Weeks February 29, 2016 Cloud Computing
Intermedia Sonus

With the potential cost savings of VoIP in general, and SIP trunking specifically, it’s not a matter of if, but when companies are taking the plunge.  There are many reasons why SIP trunking makes sense to both Small to Medium Businesses and Enterprises alike.  Some of the highlights include:

Start The Transition to Cloud PBX Today!

by Kim Posey February 5, 2016 Business
AudioCodes

By Jenna Watts One of the biggest challenges today with the vision of transitioning to Microsoft’s recently released Cloud PBX revolves around matching business needs with available features. Although Cloud PBX is on a rapid pace to parity with Skype for Business Server, some of the advanced features are only available on-premises for the foreseeable […]

What to expect at MWC 2016

by Jeremy Burton February 3, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi   The biggest, baddest (and I mean that in the best way possible!) communications show on the planet, Mobile World Congress, is only three weeks away.  What are we to expect to see there, at least from a perspective of messaging and marketing?  Typically this is the show where overboard on marketing is […]

Are Public Safety Mobile Apps a Good Idea?

by Jeremy Burton January 26, 2016 Business

By Alan Percy, Dialogic, Inc.   I recently posted a summary of a visit to Towson University on my NoJitter blog about how the university has deployed a WebRTC mobile application from SaferMobility to their students and faculty.  It’s an intriguing story that mixes the latest in WebRTC technology, location services, and public safety.  Interestingly, […]

What Would an IoT Service Provider Even Do?

by Jeremy Burton January 26, 2016 Business

By Jim Machi – Dialogic, Inc. The Internet of Things means everything is connected. All machines will have sensors and network connectivity that will allow them to communicate with each other and exchange data. It’s the thing that will take the world from having just smart phones to smart everything.  The CEO of Orange, Stephane […]

How to Transition into a Cloud Service Provider

by Jennifer Clark January 14, 2016 Cloud Computing

How to Transition into a Cloud Service Provider Transitioning to a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) from a traditional managed service provider could be extremely beneficial if done correctly; however, there are several issues to consider. Below are a few points to weigh before making the switch.

Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

by Jim Machi November 20, 2015 Business
Dialogic

As readers of this blog know, I have been travelling to conferences to attend, speak, and have in-depth discussions. One item I am talking about, and asking about, and interfacing with people about is NFV.  Everyone gets that NFV can reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The telcos get it, and believe me, the vendors get it […]